Good news for soap fans. Days of our Lives” has equaled its biggest women 18-49 audience in 18 months and set an 11-week high in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures for the week of May 20-24 from Nielsen Media Research.
For the week, "Days of our Lives" averaged a 1.0
rating, 6 share among women 18-49 and a 0.6 rating among women 18-34,
tying it for #4 among network daytime series in the women 18-49
demographic and tying it for #3 in the women 18-34 race.
equaled its biggest women 18-49 audience (634,000) since the week of
November 21-25, 2011 (703,000). "Days" also averaged 634,000 women 18-49
during the week of January 14-19, 2013. In total viewers, "Days'" 2.513
million persons for the week was the show's biggest overall audience
since the week of March 4-8 (2.563 million).
For the week versus
the same week last year, "Days of our Lives" was up 14 percent in the
women 18-34 race (200,000 vs. 175,000), up 32 percent in the women 18-49
demographic (634,000 vs. 480,000), up 34 percent in the women 25-54
race (788,000 vs. 590,000) and up 10 percent in total viewers (2.513
million vs. 2.294 million).
For the second quarter to date, "Days
of our Lives" is up 3 percent in the women 18-49 category (632,000 vs.
611,000), up 8 percent in the women 25-54 demo (807,000 vs. 748,000) and
up 3 percent in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.5 million).
to date, "Days of our Lives" is tied for #4 in the women 18-49 category
and tied for #3 in the women 18-34 demo. Season to date, “Days” is up 2
percent in total viewers (2.7 million vs. 2.6 million).
reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless
otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven
day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Following a grueling round of auditions and an intense lamb challenge, the MASTERCHEF Season Four Top Finalists are Krissi Biasiello, Jonny Blanchard, Lynn Chyi, Natasha Crnjac, Bime Cruz, Sasha Foxx, Malcolm Green, Adriana Guillen, Eddie Jackson, Beth Kirby, Bri Kozior, Jessie Lysiak, Luca Manfe, James Nelson, Kathy Prieto, Jordan Roots, Bethy Rossos, Howard Simpson and Savannah Sturgess. The Top Finalists announcement was made tonight by the MASTERCHEF judges – award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot.
The competition continues next Wednesday, June 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, as the Top Finalists compete in their first team challenge and face their pickiest judges yet: kids. The finalists visit a local elementary school and are tasked to create a healthy, balanced meal for more than 300 schoolchildren. Then, judge Ramsay cooks alongside the home cooks and prepares a dish using mystery box ingredients. At the end of the episode, two of the finalists will be eliminated.
Below are the Top Finalists and the lamb dish that earned them a spot in the MASTERCHEF kitchen:
Krissi Biasiello Age: 34
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Occupation: Paralegal
Lamb Dish: Shepherd’s Pie with Greek Salad
Jonny Blanchard Age: 28
Hometown: Marlboro, MA Occupation: Carpenter
Lamb Dish: Lamb Ragoons and Tataki Slaw
Lynn Chyi Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: IT Systems Administrator
Lamb Dish: Lamb Loin, Pea Puree, Pea and Tomato Salad and Pickled Red Onion
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Natasha Crnjac Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom
Lamb Dish: Lamb Brain Tortellini with Saffron Emulsion and Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Bime Cruz Age: 35
Hometown: Taunton, MA Occupation: Boxing Coach
Lamb Dish: Lamb Meatballs Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Asparagus
Sasha Foxx Age: 42
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL Occupation: Singer
Lamb Dish: Lamb Chili with Jalapeño Corn Bread
Malcolm Green Age: 27
Hometown: Cambridge, MA Occupation: Unemployed
Lamb Dish: Lamb Sampler, including Rib, Sausage and Loin
Adriana Guillen Age: 26
Hometown: New York, NY Occupation: College Admissions Rep.
Lamb Dish: Spicy Lamb Shank with Apricot Israeli Couscous
Eddie Jackson Age: 32
Hometown: Americus, GA Occupation: Personal Trainer/
Former Pro Football Player
Lamb Dish: Lamb Chowder and Simple Greens
Beth Kirby Age: 29
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN Occupation: Writer/Photographer
Lamb Dish: Lavender Hay Roasted Saddle, Fried Sweetbreads and Celeric Purée
Bri Kozior Age: 22
Hometown: Doylestown, PA Occupation: Theatre Assistant
Lamb Dish: Four Seasons Lamb
Jessie Lysiak Age: 27
Hometown: Social Circle, GA Occupation: Yacht Stewardess
Lamb Dish: Lamb Saddle with Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash
Luca Manfe Age: 31
Hometown: Astoria, NY Occupation: Restaurant Manager
Lamb Dish: Loin and Sweetbread Roulade with Eggplant, Two Ways
James Nelson Age: 26
Hometown: Victoria, TX Occupation: Retail Sales
Lamb Dish: Lamb Vindaloo and Raita
Kathy Prieto Age: 29
Hometown: Bronx, NY Occupation: Office Assistant
Lamb Dish: Stuffed Lamb Chops with Baby Carrots and Mash
Jordan Roots Age: 29
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Occupation: Delivery Driver
Lamb Dish: Brains Ball and Potato Pear Gratin with Wild Mushroom Beer Sauce
Bethy Rossos Age: 28
Hometown: Estacada, OR Occupation: High School P.E. Teacher
Lamb Dish: Lamb Osso Bucco, Parsnip and Cauliflower Purée, Beets and Gruyère Popover
Howard Simpson Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: Barback
Lamb Dish: Lamb Frittata with Cranberry Lime Relish
Savannah Sturgess Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: Special Ed. Teacher
Lamb Dish: Lamb Loin Chop with Saffron Risotto and Artichoke Tomato Salad
Later this season, the finalists will prepare a hearty meal for American heroes, travel to Las Vegas for the first time in MASTERCHEF history, cook for the cast and crew of GLEE, prepare beach-friendly fish tacos for 101 surfers, take command of a renowned fine dining restaurant and create a summer party menu for charity volunteers. As the competition intensifies, the pressure will mount as the home cooks compete for the coveted title of MASTERCHEF, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.
MASTERCHEF is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers..